When a book is printed, we receive just a few copies from the very beginning of the printer’s run to ensure everything is rendering correctly.

Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies: 30 Romantic Jewelry Projects is being printed in Hong Kong. So, those first few books jetted from Hong Kong to Asheville, North Carolina, where Lark HQ is located. Then, I took two of the books and sent them via UPS to Bonn, Germany, where Sabine Lippert lives and beads (perhaps these words are synonyms for you?), so Sabine could sign them. She generously did so and then mailed them via post back to me here in the mountains of western North Carolina.

So, I’m now giving away a signed copy of a very well-traveled book, which is appropriate, because in it Sabine Lippert takes you on an extraordinary beading and design journey. The book showcases 30 beautiful and wearable jewelry designs. Sabine combines seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls to create her signature gorgeous, innovative beading projects. Every piece uses the most popular stitches in beading: right angle weave and peyote. Most of the bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and chokers here are new, but Sabine has included a few of her favorite classics. An inspirational photo gallery of beadwork from leading designers, including Sabine, rounds out the book.

Sabine Lippert

How can you enter for a chance to win the signed book? Easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 15. Any comment counts, but why not tell us your favorite bead color and what you like best about it. The book releases officially in May: ask your local bead store or bookstore to carry it for you, or order an advance copy online. If you win the signed copy, you’ll simply have an extra copy of a wonderful book to gift to a friend!

To get a taste, download a project PDF from the book of the Les Fleurs Necklace, and read my earlier interview with the charismatic Sabine.

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, March 19. Click here for the official rules. Thank you for being a part of the Lark Jewelry & Beading community, and please connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook.


Congratulations to Susan Marie Huguenard of Orlando, Florida, winner of this giveaway. We hope you enjoy the book, Susan, and our thanks to everyone who participated — we also hope YOU enjoy this fantastic book from Sabine.


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